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In 木材情報

世界の違法伐採対策は、この10年間で、木材消費国において違法伐採木材の取引や輸入規制が法制度化されるという大きな進展があった。違法伐採対策に取り組む理由として、熱帯林の減少防止と持続可能な森林管理の促進、違法伐採が生産国政府や消費国の木材市場に与える経済的な損失などが挙げられてきたが、現在は、非持続可能な消費と生産による気候危機や生態系の劣化などの地球規模の環境問題への対応策から派生した、持続可能な木材への需要の増大が違法伐採対策の推進力となっていると考えられる。

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エネルギー・資源

自然の力を克服できるほど人智は優れてはいない。人間活動拡大が地球資源の限界を超えはじめ、自らが起こした温暖化が人類生存を脅かしている。今始まる脱炭素社会への転換は自然共生による持続可能な社会に向けての第一歩である。自然への畏敬と調和を念頭に自然の摂理をふまえた科学に基づき、大至急この大転換を成し遂げる必要がある。

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Policy Report
Author:
Joseph Edward Alegado
Jose Miguel Aliño
Stephen Cheuk Fai Chow
Ma. Brida Lea Diola
Lea Gurrero
Von Hernandez
Yuichi Ishimura
Effie Kim
Doun Moon
Mitsu Okuno
Gemma Pelogio
Peixun Pey
Tiara Samson
Satyarupa Shekhar Swain
Maria Antonia Tanchuling,
Vu Duc Canh

Plastic is ubiquitous: we use it for life-saving medical devices, clothing, toys and cosmetics; we use it in agriculture and industry. But we also know the growing risk of plastic waste in the environment, landfills and the oceans. 

For example, the amount of plastic that some fulmars accumulate in their stomachs during their lives is...

Data or Tool

The IGES NDC Database compiles the main features of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), which were communicated by the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in order to present the targets and measures that will be taken in order to implement the Paris Agreement, according to countries’ national...

Book
Sustainability
Editor:
Tomohiro
Tasaki
Shunsuke
Managi

Under the era of Paris Agreement and SDGs, agenda for sustainability has shifted from regulation to designing fundamental changes in socio-technical system towards decarbonized and circular society. This shift would largely depend on taking advantage of emerging forces in socio-technical system. This includes new business models, drivers of wealth...

Conference Proceeding
Awareness Workshop (Webinar): Japanese Environmental Technologies to monitor emissions from thermal power plants and other energy-intensive industries in India

The Kansai Research Center (KRC) of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) took up the issue of air pollution in India and hosted an awareness workshop on Japanese technologies to monitor emissions from thermal power plants and other energy-intensive industries in India on 17 February 2021.The objective of the workshop was to...

Discussion Paper
Author:
Supanut
Chotevitayatarakorn
Paweena
Panichayapichet

Executive summary

  • Under Article 6 paragraph 2 (Article 6.2) of the Paris Agreement (PA), Parties may take cooperative approaches in the implementation and achievement of nationally determined contributions (NDCs). The draft guidance of Article 6.2 stipulates, inter alia, the reporting requirements for the participating Parties to engage in a...